Thursday, December 12, 2019

Believe | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!

 I was fortune to be able to create using the newly released Holiday collection called “Country Christmas” from Simple Stories. This collection is filled with so many gorgeous Bits & Pieces and I used a few to create clusters on my layout.
 Let’s take a look !


 To start my layout I used a piece of paper from the Basics Kit that matches this collection. It is perfect for background papers and allows me to add so many other pattern papers to my page and not have a standard white piece of cardstock.


I added a 1”x12” piece of red & white polka dotted paper to the top and bottom of my page to give some highlights to my layout. I added a larger piece of plaid paper 5x12 to the top and a 1/2” x 12” strip to the bottom.
The green paper was placed at the bottom of the plaid paper to tie up the layout. I added sewing for texture to the paper strips.


The Bits & Pieces for this collection are plenty. I created a cluster of stickers and diecuts on the left of my photo, added another cluster to the bottom of the layout using a border from the Combo Sticker sheet. So many options with these diecuts, it’s unlimited what you can create with them.


I added a title for may layout which is a sticker with the word BELIEVE. I added some dimensional adhesive to the back of the sticker to give it some height on the page.

I hope you enjoyed my layout and could find some inspiration in creating your own layout using the Country Christmas collection.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Snow Day | Simple Stories


 I'm here today to share a layout I recently created using the Winter Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories.


I wanted to use so many patterned papers from this collection so I decided why not use them in strips. I took a few of my favorite papers and cut them in assorted sizes. What a great way to use many patterns and colors.



This isn’t hard to recreate. You can also do this with leftover or any of your favorite simple stories collections!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Grins & Giggles | Simple Stories


Hello Everyone!

It’s Kristine here today to share one of my latest layouts using the So Happy Together Collection. This collection is so perfect for a variety of pages and projects. It contains cute little flowers, word diecuts, colorful houses and so much more. Going to a house warming party soon? Perhaps an anniversary? Or just want to document the love your shared with your family a few weeks ago? All of these topics and more can be documented using this collection. My 12x12 layout is called Grins & Giggles.


My cousin spent the afternoon with her daughter and all they did was laugh and play outside. The most memorable moment of that day was this sweet selfie they took. I love the smile they both have and the laughter they shared together. I started my page with a piece of Green paper from the Basics Kit. I backed it up with a Blue piece of paper from the same Basics Kit and both of these then added to a piece of white cardstock. This created a great base for all those pieces of patterned paper I used.


I had an 6x8 paper pad and used quite a few of the papers included in this collection. I created layers and started embellishing with the Bits and Pieces.


Adding a small die it for my title “grins and Giggles” was perfect for this picture. I wanted to add a few sentences of journaling but decided to keep it simple with two strips of journaling as I usually do.



This was really a fun layabout to created and I absolutely loved creating with this collection. Don’t forget to share your layout using some Simple stories by using the #simplestories and tagging us @simplestories_

Have a great day!

Monday, December 09, 2019

Merry and Bright | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!

I am here to spread a little Cheer with my latest layout called Merry & Bright using the Simple Stories Say Cheese Christmas collection. I absolutely love seeing picture of animals dressed up for the holidays. This little one called Dev is with his favorite human Cabrelle getting ready for the holiday festivities. That look on his face just screams why am I doing this !!!? Right?


This layout is very simple to create and all you need is a few sheets of this gorgeous and festive collection. I used a sheet from the Holly Jolly Simple Basics Collection, which is a must have by the way, and backed up a few pieces of assorted papers in different sizes. I used a piece of white cardstock as my base but any color that matches this collection would be perfect. I added my assorted papers to the base in no random order and that was my background! Simple right?


Once I added my photo I started embellishing the bottom and top left of the layout. I always use dimensional adhesive under my Bits & Pieces to create height and it also allows me to add more layers.


Journaling was added on a small piece of white cardstock and adhered under the top left cluster. My title was left simple using a die cut called Merry & Bright.


You can create this simple layout in no time and you can even add a few more pictures if you'd like.
This collection makes it super easy to create fun pages of you and your pets or something to make you SAY CHEESE!
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Cheers !

Friday, November 01, 2019

Happy Halloween | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!
It's Kristine here today and I'm sharing a Halloween Layout I created using the Happy Haunting Collection from Simple Stories. This collection contains come great Halloween colors such as black and orange but throw in a little pink and you have a collection that can be used for summer, fall or Halloween layouts. I chose to create a Halloween page. I used a photo of my cousin's painted face for her last Halloween party.

I wanted to add some color on this page and kept it to the orange, black and white colors. I tried not to add pink because I'll keep those elements for another page.

 I started created my layout using a piece of black cardstock. White was also a good option but I wanted more black on my page. I cut a piece of paper 10x10" to fit and then added some orange for color on the top and bottom.  I created some star shapes and added those on my layout using a multitude of colored papers.


I wanted to used multi photos on this page but I only had 1 picture to work with. I printed a 4x6 and then decided why not use the same picture but smaller. I added some dimensional adhesive on the back to add dimension to those photos.


Adding lots of chipboard pieces as well as Bits & Pieces just completes my page. I really can't go without decorating or adding clusters to my page. The little scary cat, the RIP tombstone and some bats in the mix just add lots of texture and dimension as well to my page.


I finished off my page by adding Happy Halloween with the chipboard pieces from this collection. It fits perfectly on the top right of my layout.
To add more details I added some enamel dots and voila! EEK!!

Grab this Spooky collection from your local scrapbook store and enjoy!
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

EEK! | Simple Stories

 I created this "Creepy" Layout using the Say Cheese Halloween Collection from Simple Stories. The colors and pattern designs in this collection are so perfect for those spooky pictures!


I used the Spooktacular paper for the base of my layout. I could have used a black piece of cardstock but I find that using a piece of paper makes a cohesive page with the other patterns. I then layered some different pieces on both sides of the 6x12" (Orange with Bats) Frankly Frightful paper. You can add a variety of colors on your layout using this collection. This combination was my favorite.

I really couldn't help myself and add a little witch to my layout. I find these to be soooo cute. She was perfect for that space ;)


I added a 3x4 element card to my page. This can be any of the great selection from the Element papers. I used this one because it really went well with my journaling and the photo. I did trace the edges with a black marker to have it blend better with my black details.

I hope you like my page and anxious to create your own Halloween Page! Come visit us on Social Media because we love sharing more Simple Stories pages with you.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Let's Cruise | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!

Today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Simple Stories Cruisin' Collection. I used a photo of the cruise ship my friend and her Mother in Law took last February. I highlighted the ship, the ports of call and of course the date the cruise was taken.




My background was created with a white piece of cardstock but you could use the gorgeous Simple Basics sheets that come with this collection. I added a few strips of paper in assorted sizes to use more color and texture.

I used a 4x6 photo and mounted it on dimensional adhesive and of course added more on the stickers and diecuts. I didn't want to add to many diecuts around the photo since my photo was the focal point for my layout. Instead of doing clusters around the photo I added the elements on the bottom of my page.
My journaling was created on a piece of white cardstock that I cut in strips to place them on my layout. I was debating on using my own handwriting but I thought typed up would be better.
I added a small cluster of stickers and diecuts on the right of my photo. This can be another small photo if you wish or use a 2x2 piece with an image or title even.
I hope you enjoyed my layout today. This collection is super cute for beach scenes and Cruise Ships!

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Supplies Used :
Cruisin' Collection
10636 Collection Kit
10637 Combo Stickers
10651 Bits & Pieces
10652 4x6 Stickers
10655 Enamel Dots
10659 Simple Basics

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

LOVE | Simple Stories

Hello Friends,
I'm here today to share a layout I created using the Simple Stories Heart Collection. This collection is more about celebrating and scrapbooking loved ones we've lost and those we want to cherish in our scrapbooks. I wanted to use this collection to celebrate my niece's sweet face instead. Something different and a bit of different direction with this collection. I tend to do that on many of my projects. I am showing you another way to use this collection in case you love it and don't necessarily want to scrapbook that many pages of loved ones lost.

This layout is called LOVE -
I love her face, the way she makes silly smiles and grimaces and makes me laugh out loud!
I used the SN@P Basics papers for my background along with a white piece of cardstock. I layered all 3 papers to form my background.
I cut up small pieces of paper 1" by 4" from the 6x8 paper pad. This allowed me to use smaller patterns and many different papers from the collection.


Once my background was done, I added the strips of paper, the 3x4 photo and then started layering with flowers and hearts. I scattered the hearts on the paper more on the right of the page than middle.
This just makes it easier on the eye.


Adding the circle LOVE LOVE LOVE from the Bits & Pieces adds more details and enhances the page title.

Of course I added small drops of glimmer glaze to add texture and finished off with some journaling.


Hopefully I gave you a bit of inspiration or something to think about for your next layout.
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Have a great day friends!

Supplies
Heart Collection -
10517 6x8 Paper Pad
10513 Bits & Pieces
10725 Simple Basics Kit
10512 Chipboard


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